#365cardsin2017

I’ve handmade greeting cards for over 10 years, but I’ve been terrible about actually sending them out to people! My goal in 2017 is to send out AT LEAST 365 cards.I hope you’ll help me by participating! I expect that most cards I will send will be BIRTHDAY cards, but I will send out others, including Christmas/Holiday cards in December!

If you would love to receive a handmade birthday card this year, then you can email me your address and birthday, or visit this link: https://goo.gl/forms/lnhz4SArretS3TG22

Your contact information will ONLY be used by me, and only for sending you card(s). #365cardsin2017

Ugly Christmas Sweater… CARDS!

This was SO fun! Last night at our Girls, Ink! group party, our hostess Rochelle provided supplies for us to make “ugly Christmas sweater” cards! Hysterical! And so easy. Make a standard size card base, use any patterned paper, and make it look like a sweater by making a V neck or scoop top. Scoop top made using a circle punch. This really might need to be an annual creation! My ugly sweater card is on the top row, second from the right. Let me know what you think about these! 🙂

{video} Grateful for You Chevron Card

This fun card features the “must have” Stamp-A-Ma-Jig stamp positioning tool! Change the colors and sentiment to suit your needs. My card uses the Work of Art stamp set in wood mount (chevron image) and the clear mount version of the For All Things stamp set. Also, I use Burlap Ribbon every chance I get, so of course I included it on this card! Depending on the colors and embellishments you add to YOUR card, this could be masculine or feminine. So versatile! I hope you enjoy this video – make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven’t already.

{video} Go Wild Hexagon Card

This masculine card features the Go Wild designer series paper and the versatile Hexagon punch. This card was one of the four cards from Stamp-A-Stack for World Card Making Day 2015. If you aren’t already subscribed to my YouTube Channel, make sure to do that today. I’ll be posting more videos this week, including the other 3 SAS cards! Enjoy:

Tips for the Tin of Cards project kit

138378GDon’t purchase the Tin of Cards kit without reading this!

I recently put my cards together and noticed a few challenges. I found that if you follow the instructions included with the kit, you might become frustrated like I did.

First, there are a couple places where Stampin’ Up! recommends that you use StazOn ink. I suggest that you instead use Memento ink! StazOn will not only stain your photopolymer stamps black, over time it will ruin the photopolymer. That said, I understand why they suggest StazOn for stamping on the wooden embellishments – the image will be cleaner, with no bleeding. The minimal bleeding doesn’t bother me as much as the stained stamp does, so the choice is yours!

Second, there are times where Stampin’ Up! recommends that you use SNAIL adhesive, where I had better luck with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The Tin of Cards kit is really cute, and I love the tin to organize cards. Just make sure to carefully read through all of the instructions before completing each card – and contact me with ANY questions you have!

Here is the video from Stampin’ Up! about the Tin of Cards kit and stamp set, with a few more pointers:

Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU!

FEB Card-More Amore-001I’ve been playing with ‪My Digital Studio again! I found a ‪Valentine’s Day‬ card design I liked, and changed a few items on it to make it my own. So fun! I used the More Amore designer paper & ensemble, and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp brush set.

If you’ve been thinking about downloading the free 30-day trial of MDS… do it! I’ll send you a link to sign up for 10 tutorial videos AND I’m here to answer your questions.